To find clothes made in the United States, an individual can research brands and read clothing labels. Often, brand-name clothing lists their country of manufacture online. Brands that manufacture clothing in America include American Apparel, Pendleton, Black Halo, Raleigh Denim, Emerson Fry, All American Clothing and Levi Strauss & Co., as of 2014.
Many companies manufacture apparel overseas where the cost of production is much lower. As of 2013, 97 percent of clothing sold in America was produced overseas. However, a movement toward "Made in America" products is shifting the purchasing strategies of large retailers, such as Walmart, according to CNBC.
Proponents for companies manufacturing products in America claim it stimulates the American economy and creates domestic manufacturing jobs in the United States. Many companies that use American production are small businesses, and purchasing their goods helps to boost the local economy. Also, due to the wage and labor laws and safety regulations in the United States, American workers are paid a fair wage and work in monitored conditions. This is not true in many overseas countries, where clothing is often produced in sweatshops. Because of these poor working conditions, many consider American-made products to be a more ethical option.